Post-hurricane rebuilding will be done by undocumented workers — and they need protection

Post-hurricane rebuilding will be done by undocumented workers — and they need protection

Victor Landa October 13, 2017

In Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, mammoth hurricanes have left behind a colossal amount of work. The cleanup and reconstruction efforts are going to take years. That […]

The Trump Administration’s DACA Renewal Deadline Was Moved Forward & Dreamers Weren’t Notified

Victor Landa October 5, 2017

The news that the Trump administration was ending the DACA program didn’t come as big of a shock to advocates as did the rushed deadline to process renewals — they […]

US immigration arrests rise — and neighbors sign up to witness ICE operations

Victor Landa October 3, 2017

The idea of immigration rapid response teams started with Violeta Roman’s story. It was before dawn in 2014, and Roman was already at work — the early shift at a […]

It’s Time to Take Down Statues of Conquistadors

Victor Landa

In 2006, the city of El Paso financed the construction of a 36-foot statue of the infamous Spanish conquistador Don Juan de Oñate riding his horse into battle. For some […]

Puerto Rico Should be a Priority For Immediate Assistance and Debt Forgiveness

Victor Landa October 2, 2017

A headline in the September 26th  El Nuevo Día de Puerto Rico Interactivo stated: “Congressional support for the island will be addressed in early October.” The caption adds: “It was a devastating […]

She Was a Realtor. And a Gang Leader.

Victor Landa September 26, 2017

When Irene Rodriguez died last year at 72 of complications from Parkinson’s, Calvary Mortuary in East Los Angeles filled with mourners. A video screen showed photos of her beaming at […]

Waive the Jones Act for Puerto Rico to Help Rebuild its Infrastructure and Economy

Victor Landa

Everyone has seen the unprecedented devastation in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  The entire island is without power and thousands of Americans may die.  Many […]